A memorial with five U.S. flags, one for each of the five officers who were shot, stood near the spot where the [Oakland] motorcycle officers fell.
Outside the apartment that SWAT officers stormed, a memorial for Mixon had flowers, candles and balloons. Notes read, "RIP Vell," " Money$" and "We gone miss u big cuzn." A plainclothes police officer went up to it at one point, stared at it for a second and then walked away, shaking his head.
Crisis outreach workers spoke to people on a corner, and less than an hour later, activists handed out flyers that invited people to a rally where they would "uphold the resistance" of "Brother Lovelle Mixon."
Who was Lovelle Mixon?
Lovelle Mixon was linked by DNA to the February rape of a 12-year-old girl who was dragged off the street at gunpoint in the East Oakland neighborhood where Mixon's sister lived, police said today.Mixon, a fugitive parolee who shot four Oakland police officers to death Saturday before he was killed as he hid inside his sister's apartment, may have committed as many as five other rapes in the same neighborhood in recent months, investigators said.
That being the case, perhaps "Brother Lovelle" is best off at room temperature.